Wellness Classes

Acro Yoga Mini-Class– Ages 18+

Tuesdays 6 – 7pm

If you’re looking to improve your skill, learn something new, or if this is your first time trying acro – this class is for you! Open to all levels. Come learn some new and fun material to practice at the jams!


Cost: $5/class
Session: Ongoing
Instructor: Matt Schnuth and Kristin Osborn of Acro Revolution
None required – just show up!

Acro Yoga Jam– Ages 18+

Tuesdays 7 – 9pm

Join us for a weekly indoor acro yoga jam! This is not a class, but rather a time for everyone to come together to practice, play, and move. No experience necessary – all levels welcome! Bring a mat, and a friend or two.


Cost: $5 per class
Session: Ongoing
Drop in class

Healthy Eating – Adults

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Do you want to learn more about the food you are eating? This class is to help you make lifestyle changes and choose health promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness. If your goal is to lose weight, this class will help you. More importantly, you have the ability to impact your health and your future. Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. You will be personally and carefully guided to make simple, small changes that transform your life.


Cost: $100 for 10-week session before March 23; $150 late registration
Session: 10 weeks (March 28 – May 30, 2017)
Instructor: Christina Craver
Class Size: Minimum of 4 students must be registered by March 23, 2017 in order for class to run.
More Information: For more information on Vibrant Cincy, go online to vibrantcincy.com
Christina Craver
Christina graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between. Her education has equipped her with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention.
Please email your name and telephone number to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org and put “Healthy Eating” in the subject line. Tuition may be paid using cash or check made out to Christina Craver, and is due on the first day of class.

Laughter Yoga: Mindful Movement – All Ages

Second and Final Friday of the month, 3 – 4pm

Laughter Yoga is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter, and is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Laughter Yoga is done in groups, with eye contact and playfulness between participants. Forced laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter. Mixed with Mindful Movement where Formal Mindfulness, or meditation, is the practice of sustaining attention on body, breath or sensations, or whatever arises in each moment. Informal mindfulness is the application of mindful attention in everyday life. These two practices mixed together is a powerful way to cleanse your mind and soul.


Cost: $3 per class donation, payable at the CCAC office.
Session: Meets on the 2nd and final Friday of each month (March 31, April 14 and 28, May 12 and 26)
Instructor: Brian Hosty
Class Size: 4 – 20
Brian Hosty
Brian Hosty first became interested in Laughter Yoga when he participated in a class at Starfire U. After experiencing the class Brian introduced himself to the instructor Loran Roberts and ask her to help with obtaining his certification. Robert Teaches at Stepping Stones each month to his peers.

Yoga – Ages 13+

Mondays 5:30 – 6:30pm

Please join us for a 75-minute Hatha influenced yoga class focusing on strength, flexibility, balance, energy and relaxation. The practice of yoga is about happiness and mindfulness. As we stretch and strengthen we also gain a sense of peace and expansion. Classes are designed for beginners and intermediate practitioners alike. First time yoga students are welcome! Bring your own mat. Class passes available.


Cost: Drop in – $15; Class 2x wk – $90/ month; Class 1x wk – $50/ month
Session: Ongoing
Class Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 20
Meredith Amann
Students know Meredith for her passion for making Yoga accessible and enjoyable for everyone. She encourages students to learn in their personal style, whether it is auditory, visually or kinesthetically. Meredith believes teachers don’t make things happen, they let things happen and it is her goal to create an environment for you to embrace your full potential. Meredith trained at the Himalaya Yoga Valley Institute in Goa, India, a 200/500 hr school recognized by the Yoga Alliance. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Meredith has also trained in restorative Yoga at Kripalu and holds a Pilates certification from Core Pilates in NYC.
Registration not required. Simply show up a few minutes before class. Students should bring a yoga mat to class. For more information visit www.yogaworkflow.com

Supreme Science and Classical Qigong – Ages 18+

1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, beginning September 1

Qigong is a health practice that improves blood flow, energy levels, and reduces stress. It has been medically shown to increase immune response in cancer patients, and improve blood flow in diabetics. This form of qigong is also used to help wounded warriors cope with PTSD, and to reduce withdrawal symptoms in addiction recovery clinics. Qigong is a system of exercise that can be done by any age group, and has also reduced geriatric falls by 40 percent in clinical environments, and it’s FUN! In a 45-miunute session, a participant burns as many calories as if they had briskly walked 4 miles! This is due to the way the exercise increases peripheral blood flow, which is a no-impact exercise!


Cost: $10/class
Session: 10 weeks
Instructor: Roy MacDonald
Class Size: 5 – 18 students
More Information: Visit www.qigong.com to learn more about Qigong, and www.qigongreview.com for instructor experiences and full biography.
Roy MacDonald, RN
Roy MacDonald RN is Supreme Science Level 3 Certified nationally. He has competed internationally in Karate representing the United States, placing in tournaments in which over 60 countries were represented (Konishi cup Australia, Anaheim International among them). After serving in the armed forces, he transitioned into internal arts to help cope with his own PTSD, eventually becoming an instructor so that he could help others with the art he has come to love. He also teaches privately, and is excited to have the opportunity to provide qigong to more of the community locally.
Please send an email to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Qigong Class” in the subject line.

ZUMBA® Fitness Class – Ages 12+

Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30am

The Zumba® workout program fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind FUN fitness program! The goal is simple: for people to want to work out and to enjoy every minute of it. Zumba® participants achieve long-term benefits by attending the one exciting hour of calorie-burning and body-energizing movements. The routines feature interval-training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Zumba® classes are special in that they add Latin flavor and international zest into an ordinary dance workout class, and anyone can participate-there is no RIGHT way to do the moves.

Information about Zumba® can be found at: www.zumba.com.


Cost: $7/class; $5/class with the purchase of a 5 or 10 class pass.
Session: On-going
Robin Goodrich
Robin Goodrich is a licensed Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Step®, and Zumba Kids® & Kids Jr. ® Instructor. She also holds Specialty Training Licenses in Core and Glutes techniques & World Rhythms. She has been leading classes at the CCAC since 2012 and also holds classes at Westwood Town Hall, McKie Recreation Center and regularly subs for instructors at Mercy Healthplex. In the Fall/Winter Season Robin has also brought Zumba® Glow Dance Parties to several locations including the CCAC with great success.

Robin’s one true passion has always been music. Zumba® has become a way to enjoy that music and become fit in the process. She loves to motivate, encourage and promotes a supportive group of participants. Come join the Party!

No registration required. Pay in class. Requires a waiver to be signed. If under 18 waiver must be signed by guardian prior to participation. Wear exercise/comfortable clothes & bring a water bottle. Contact the instructor at karasunaki@hotmail.com

ZUMBA® Glow Parties – All Ages

Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00pm

The Zumba® workout program fuses World rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind FUN fitness program! Zumba® Glow Parties make this even more fun by adding a Dance Club Atmosphere. Come experience this special Zumba® class and dance under black lights in your neon/white/glow clothes. If you like Zumba classes you will LOVE Zumba Glow!

Information about Zumba® can be found at www.zumba.com.


Cost: $10 with Zumba® class pass, $14 drop-in
Session: 1 day (October 12, 2016 and March 8, 2017)
Class Size: 25 maximum students
More Information: please visit robingoodrich.zumba.com or email me at karasunaki@hotmail.com or find me on facebook! Children are welcome to attend along with a parent.  Children 10 & under are FREE with an attending adult.
Robin Goodrich
Robin Goodrich is a licensed Zumba® Instructor who has gone through Basic 1 & 2, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Step®, Core and Glutes technique Specialty Trainings. Robin has been leading classes at the CCAC since 2012 and in addition holds classes at Westwood Town Hall. She has lead classes at McKie Center and Off The Avenue Studios in Northside and regularly subs for instructors at the Western Hills Mercy Healthplex. She has also brought Zumba® Glow Dance Parties to several locations with great success.

Robin’s one true passion has always been music. Zumba® has become a way to enjoy that music and become fit in the process. She loves to motivate and encourage and promotes a supportive group of participants. Come join the Party!

No registration required. Pay in class. Requires a waiver to be signed. If under 18, waiver must be signed by guardian prior to participation. Wear exercise/comfortable clothes & bring a water bottle. Contact the instructor at karasunaki@hotmail.com

Zumba Fitness® and Zumba Toning® Dance Party– Ages 12+

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

The Zumba® workout program fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind FUN fitness program! The goal is simple: for people to want to work out and to enjoy every minute of it. Zumba® participants achieve long-term benefits by attending the one exciting hour of calorie-burning and body-energizing movements. The routines for this class will feature interval-training sessions with an emphasis on low impact moves, and alternate fast and slow rhythms. Three songs will feature resistance training using 1 lb Zumba hand weights that tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Zumba hand weights will be provided for up to 12 participants. Songs can also be done without weights.


Cost: First Class free; Drop in $7/class; $5/class with the purchase of a 5 or 10-class pass
Session: On-going
More Information: Class will meet 6:30 – 7:30pm through May 25. Beginning June 1, class will meet 6:00 – 7:00pm. Wear comfortable clothes, shoes designed for either court, cross training or aerobic dance (avoid running shoes) and bring a water bottle and plenty of energy! Some people also like to bring a small towel.
Sue Ware
Come enjoy the pure fun of Zumba with me! I have taken part in many styles of aerobic based dance exercise and studies some form of dance (ballet, jazz, modern, belly dancing), but nothing compares to Zumba. I am currently certified by the Aerobic and Fitness Association of American as a group exercise instructor. I am also licensed to teach the following Zumba classes: Basic, Step, Toning and Gold. I have completed additional education in core, glutes, gold toning and pro-skills provided by Zumba. I have an advanced degree in the health industry and a strong personal interest in disease and injury prevention. I believe than a healthy active lifestyle is a vital element of enjoying life!
Pay in class. Instructor can be contacted at sware11@cinci.rr.com.

Pilates – Adults

Mondays and Fridays 9:00 – 10:00am, Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30pm

Cost: $8 per class, or $60 for a 10 class pass.
Session: On-going
More Information: Monday class will take place from 9:00 – 10:00am until August 15. Beginning August 22, Monday class will take place from 9:30 – 10:30am. There will be no classes from August 11 – August 18
Barbara Sferra
Maintaining a connection between mind, body and form has been a focus throughout Barbara Sferra’s life. She participated in gymnastics from Jr. High School through College. She took her first dance class at the age of 22 and has been dancing ever since. She was introduced to Pilates as a means to strengthen her core and improve her overall movement and well-being. In August 2008, Barbara received her Pilates certification from Pendleton Pilates, where she currently teaches Group and Private Reformer Classes, Mat Classes, and Initial Consultations. Professionally, Barbara has a background in Employee Relations and Training, and currently gives back to the community through various volunteer activities.
Send an email to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org and put “Pilates” in the subject line. Please plan to bring a mat to class.

Community Yoga – Adults

Fridays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fun music and lots of energy combine for an all-levels class that brings joyful movement to your lunch hour. Power hour yoga will get you in & out feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and ready to face your workplace or whatever the rest of your day holds. Prior yoga experience is helpful but not required. Modifications and adjustments are offered in order to help you get the most out of your practice. Designed to get you moving and provide lasting energy for the rest of your day. Please bring a mat with you to class, and feel free to bring a light snack to share with your classmates for socializing after class.


Cost: $12 drop in / $10 with class pass
Session: 10 weeks (February 3 – April 14, 2017)
Class Size: minimum 2 – max 30
More Information: Contact the instructor at Joselyn.hall@yahoo.com for more information.
Joselyn Hall
Joselyn Hall is a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200). She has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. In addition to her personal practice, she brings a lifetime of dance experience with her. Most recently, she served as a substitute Nia teacher here at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. Her hope is to help each student discover the true healing power of yoga and have fun in the process.
Please email classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Power Yoga” in the subject line. Registration will be confirmed via email, with payment due to the instructor in class.

Nia Technique – Adults

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm

The Nia technique is an expressive body-mind movement and fitness program incorporating dance, martial arts and healing arts, including yoga. It is a cardiovascular program that uses whole-body, expressive, grounded movement. Nia is adaptable to most levels of fitness, age and body types.

Read Cincy Chic article about Nia classes at CCAC.


Cost: $10/class for a single class, $80 for a 10 class pass, $140 for a 20 class pass, $6 per class for students (with a valid student ID) and seniors (over 65 years)
Session: On-going
More Information: Beginning the week of September 7, Nia Technique will meet on both Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

The Tuesday class is taught by Uma Sivaprasad, and the Thursday class is taught by Mary Singler.

Uma Sivaprasad
I discovered Nia in 2003 during my quest for an exercise program that I would stick to for more that three months – 13 years later, I still love every minute of the magic that is Nia. As a scientist by day, I find that Nia helps balance out my logical and practical side. Nia is a creative, expressive, and therapeutic movement form that leaves me feeling energized, centered and happy. I began my training with the white belt in 2009 to share the joy of Nia with others. With the completion of the brown belt in 2016, I continue to grow my teaching practice and am excited to witness my class evolve into a community of dancers that are finding joy in movement.

Mary Singler
Mary Singler is a certified blue belt Nia instructor, a registered Yoga teacher (RYT), and a certified fitness instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine. Mary has taught in many realms of mind and body fitness for 20 years. She holds a master’s degree in health promotion with a focus in cardio-respiratory fitness. Mary spent years in martial arts and other realms of movement but dance has always been her one true love.

Send an email to niaclifton@gmail.com and put “CCAC NIA Class” in the subject line.
For more information on Nia visit the Kula website.

Tai Chi Chuan – Adults

Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30pm, Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00am

Tai Chi is the slow meditative Chinese martial art practiced to promote health, balance, mental calm and clarity. Come and join us to learn and practice this profound and wonderful art. No previous experience is necessary.


Cost: The sessions are offered free of charge, except that a donation to the CCAC, of any amount, will be greatly appreciated.
Session: On-going
Tuesday evening class taught by Uri Sella. Friday morning class (Tai Chi and a lively discussion of Daoism) taught by Michael Porte.

Uri Sella
The Tuesday evening sessions will be led by Uri Sella, a resident of Clifton, as a service to the community. Uri has been a serious and dedicated Tai Chi practitioner for the past 15 years, most recently as a student of Master Mok Lau. Uri has taught Tai Chi classes in Israel and in Cincinnati.

Michael Porte
Dr. Michael Porte, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus as the University of Cincinnati and an adjunct instructor of tai chi at Cincinnati State. He is certified by Dr. Paul Lam to teach tai chi for arthritis, and seated tai chi and fall prevention.


Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Drop in class – feel free to come any Tuesday evening. Suggested minimum donation of at least $5 per class.

Fridays 10:00-11:00am
Send an email to marymac1@fuse.net and put “Tai Chi” in the subject line. The charge is a contribution to the CCAC of $35 for 12 weeks of classes.